Update - 7 August 2017
Construction of a shared footway/cycleway on the southern side of Hospital Approach is due to start this week.
Please be cautious driving through this area as cones will be placed close to the edge of the carriageway while these works are in progress. Two way traffic flow will be maintained.
About the scheme
Highway improvements are planned on Hospital Approach between the B1008 Roundabout and North Court Road, Chelmsford.
The scheme is part of a section 106 planning condition granted by Chelmsford City Council (application no. 13/00409/FUL) for the Countryside development on the land East of North Court Road and North of Hospital Approach.
The works have been designed to provide suitable access into the new development and increase the capacity of Hospital Approach with the aim to improving traffic flow.
About the works
Works will take place to the northern verge of Hospital Approach between the B1008 Roundabout and North Court Road and include:
Widening of Hospital Approach to the north and construction of two right-turn filter lanes to facilitate access into the new development.
- Provision of a new bus stop on the eastbound carriageway of Hospital Approach, to include carriageway markings, raised kerbs, shelter and real time passenger information.
- Provision of two pedestrian islands on Hospital Approach to provide uncontrolled crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists.
At a later date in a separate programme of works, the developer will undertake the following additional improvements:
- Provide a pedestrian island on Blasford Hill, Little Waltham to provide uncontrolled crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Provide of a footway/cycle links from Blasford Hill into the development
- Provide a footway/cycle link from North Court Road into the development
When will the works take place and how will it affect you
Engineers appointed by Countryside are preparing for works to start this summer. These are due for completion winter 2017, subject to suitable weather conditions.
Working hours will generally be between the hours of 8.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am and 1.00pm on Saturdays.
It is recognised that this is a traffic sensitive route and the developer’s appointed contractor will manage the traffic flow during the works. Initially there will be minimal carriageway incursion as cones will be placed close to the edge of the carriageway of Hospital Approach. Later in the programme (October through to November), temporary multi-way lights will be required for the safety of the public and the workforce.
The developers appointed contractor will manage the traffic during the works and manually control the temporary traffic signals when these are required to minimise congestion and ensure a route for emergency service vehicles is maintained at all times.
Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the duration of the works.
Please take additional care when passing through the area, observing local signage and allowing extra time when passing through the area.
The developer will provide the necessary notifications to local residents, businesses and interested parties in advance of works. Scheme plans are available in the document section below.
Updates will also be made available on this webpage as the scheme develops, however on site signage will also provide the most up to date information about the work programme. Additional roadworks information can be found on: www.roadworks.org.
The works will be completed by Breheny Contractors on behalf of Countryside
We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during these essential works.
Breheny Civil Engineering, telephone: 01449 720282 or email: email@example.com